'''Jean Parker Shepherd, Jr.''' (July 26, 1921 – October 16, 1999) was an American storytelling|storyteller
, radio and TV personality, writer and actor who was often referred to by the nickname '''Shep'''.
With a career that spanned decades, Shepherd is known to modern audiences
for the film ''A Christmas Story
'' (1983), which he Narration|narrated
and co-Script (recorded media)|script
ed, based on his own semi-autobiographical stories.